Casting Call

"Cheaper by the Dozen"

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Adapted by: Christopher Sergel
From the book by:
Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey.

Dominick and Karren Abbatiello

Directed by:
Christopher Russoniello


Sponsored by:

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Synopsis: Suppose you're an attractive high school girl and you're not only a member of a large and unique family but your father is, in fact, one of the great pioneers of industrial efficiency. Then suppose he decides, for no apparent reason, to apply his unorthodox methods to you and to the rest of your big family. The results are terribly embarrassing, funny and --it must be admitted-- extremely effective! To Anne, however, the chief effect seems to be that of making them seem ridiculous to everyone else at school -- especially to the boys!


Director Christopher Russoniello is seeking the following:
2 Adult Males and 3 teens
3 Adult Females and 3 teens
4 Boys
1 Girl



Character Age


Frank Bunker Gilbreth Late 40's-mid 50's Father- A time and motion study engineer. Carries himself with the self-assurance of a successful man who is proud of his wife and family as well as his business accomplishments. Though a disciplinarian, he loves nothing so much as a good joke, preferably one on himself.
Lillian Moller Gilbreth Early 40's to 50 Mother-A gracious, attractive women. She is also a psychologist. In her own way she is often able to get better results with her large family more so than her disciplinarian husband.
Anne Gilbreth 17 The oldest Gilbreth child. Attractive, sweet natured, yet stubborn. Dedicated to loosening up her father's rules (not just for herself, but for her younger siblings)
Frank Bunker Gilbreth Jr. 16 A Gilbreth child The Co-Narrator.
Ernestine Gilbreth 15 A Gilbreth child Co-Narrator Anne's Co-conspirator
Martha Gilbreth 14 A Gilbreth child Another of Anne's Co-conspirators
Bill 10-12 A younger Gilbreth child
Lillian 9-11 A younger Gilbreth child
Fred 8-10 A younger Gilbreth child
Dan 7-9 A younger Gilbreth child
Jackie 5-7 A younger Gilbreth child
Mrs. Fitzgerald 50-70 The housekeeper - a kind woman who is completely devoted to the family. Sometimes her patience is tried by the ongoing chaos of the large family
Dr. Burton 40's-50's Family Doctor
Joe Scales 17 A small cheerleader. Very cocky and interested in dating Anne.
Miss Brill 20+ A teacher who has no love for the children.
Larry 17 A nice looking, clean cut boy interested in Anne.


Special Notes for Auditioners:
Reading will be from the script. List of credits appreciated.


Auditions will be held at the

Somerset Valley Players

Located at 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough. For directions click here

On Saturday, May 12th 2018 at 2 p.m. and
Tuesday, May 15th 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
There will not be any callbacks

The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
July 20th through August 5th 2018.

For further information call 908.369.7469

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This program is made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and administered by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program
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